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Comic Character Collectibles: In the Time of COVID-19: Pop Culture Thriving?

This Swedish one-sheet for Casablanca nearly tripled its estimate when it sold for $55,000 at Heritage. ­Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

by J.C. Vaughn In recent discussions, a handful of auction houses and high-end comic book insiders confessed that in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic they really didn’t know how the market was going to go. Within a couple of weeks, though, it became clear that at least some of the people staying home […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s

Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Tiffany table lamp, $206,250, Freeman’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios “Nasturtium” table lamp, circa 1905, lit up the room for $206,250 in an online-only Design Auction held April 3 by Freeman’s in Philadelphia. Also, an important “Holtz” table crafted in 1986 by George Nakashima (1905-1990) […]

An Actual Living Legend: Russ Heath

An Actual Living Legend: Russ Heath

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Artist Russ Heath has plied his craft from comic books to fine art across the decades. Virtually any student of comic book history can vouch that the phrase “living legend” is as over-used as it is in any other entertainment niche, but in this case the term actually does […]

Antique Show Schedule: December 2014

Antique Show and Auction Schedule

Antique Show Schedule: December 2014 [event-list cat_filter=antique-shows date_filter=2014-12] Auction Schedule: December 2014 [event-list cat_filter=auctions date_filter=2014-12] Related posts: Pennsylvania Doodle 4 Google Winners on Display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Collecting Asian Art Ken's Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food An Actual Living Legend: Russ Heath Antiques Peek: Vintage DIY – Decoupage Lunchbox Purses! […]

Ken's Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food

Ken's Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food

Ken’s Korner: Abbey Road cover recreated from food Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall British food sculptor Paul Baker has painstakingly recreated the iconic cover of the Beatles’ Abbey Road album, using nothing but breakfast foods. He was commissioned by the Beefeater UK Grill restaurant chain, […]

Collecting Asian Art

19th Century Japanese Vases

Collecting Asian Art by Isadore M. Chait This article is for the novice collectors as well as seasoned collectors. Asian Art encompasses a vast number of specific categories and includes numerous countries where the art was and is being produced. Let me break it down for you into simpler categories, or at least the major […]

Pennsylvania Doodle 4 Google Winners on Display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pennsylvania Doodle 4 Google Winners on Display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2012   This summer, ten Pennsylvania State Finalists in the 2012 Doodle 4 Google contest will have their doodles exhibited in the Museum, in the Education Corridor, along with three different interactive stations […]